December Bighorn River Update

December Bighorn River Update

December 7, 2018 4:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The water has gained some clarity from this last cold snap.  Next week looks like a great week for fishing as we will be out of the arctic temps.  You won’t be the only one out here right now, it’s pretty darn busy for December.  Most of the traffic is on the upper 3, with a handful of boats going down low.

Our brown trout are in the peak of their spawn right now and we’re not seeing quite as many redds as normal years.  With that in mind, it’s probably not the best idea to go stomping all around the redds and snagging these fish.  There are plenty of guilty parties out there right now as we speak, but oh well, people are going to do what they do…

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Suckerfisher says it best

Overall the fishing has been a bit tougher this late Fall/winter, compared to past years.  If you are nymphing, the best rig is still an Orange Scud with a small (18) Tan or light pink Ray Charles or Carpet Bug.  Finding the fish is becoming the name of the game as they are either spawning or have moved into the slow deep buckets.

Streamer fishing is still OK, not as good as it should be.  Small Black, Olive or White buggers, leeches, etc.  are still your best options. 

WE STILL HAVE SOME AVAILABILITY FOR LODGING AND GUIDE TRIPS AT OUR SPECIAL WINTER RATES.  

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